materials

We have modified the original SESAR IGSN list of materials for Environmental Systems Science (ESS) samples, using existing ontology terms from Environment Ontology (ENVO) or Plant Ontology (PO) - see definition link to ontology term details (IRI for term). Currently, you must use SESAR terms to register samples for IGSNs, and we recommend entering the more specific ESS-DIVE proposed material under "Field name (informal classification".
Please provide feedback on any additional terms needed, modifications to definitions needed, or terms that should be removed.
ESS-DIVE Proposed Material - Enter as Field Name (Informal Classification) where needed
IGSN SESAR Material
Definition (with link to ENVO or PO)
gaseous environmental material
Gas
particulate matter
Particulate
particulate matter: particulate organic matter
Particulate
rock
Rock
soil
Soil
sediment
Sediment
snow
Ice
ice
Ice
permafrost
Ice
liquid water
Liquid>aqueous
surface water
Liquid>aqueous
groundwater
Liquid>aqueous
porewater
Liquid>aqueous
organic material
Organic Material
organic material: biofilm material
Organic Material
organic material: plant litter
Organic Material
organic material: soil organic matter
Organic Material
plant structure: leaf
Plant Structure
plant structure: root
Plant Structure
plant structure: stem
Plant Structure